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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Wendy  K. Wilkins
Institution: Michigan State University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.cal.msu.edu
State and/or Country: MI
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Evolutionary biology of language
Selected Publications: Brain evolution and neurolinguistic preconditions, (1995) Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 1, 205-226 (with J. Wakefield)
Lexical learning by error detection, (1994) Language Acquisition, Vol 3, No. 2, 121-157
El lexicon posminimista y las construcciones con se en espanol y macedonio, (1998) Varia Linguistica y Literaria; 50 Anos del CELL, 143-163 (with V. Todoroska and C. Aguero Bautista)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Phrasal and Clausal Architecture
Courses Taught: General introduction to linguistics; Introductory and advanced syntax; Language acquisition; Topics in cognitive science; Topics in neurolinguistics

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